The Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Management of Infrastructure Projects, will provide technical support and assistance for the design, management, and implementation of infrastructure projects in Alberta and BC. Duties will include providing environmental design inputs; assisting with environmental permitting and licensing; preparing and implementing environmental management plans (EMPs), related work plans, and monitoring programs; reporting; and ensuring compliance of project activities with all relevant local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations.
Infrastructure and Environmental Management Group – North Vancouver, BC
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and supervise the environmental management and monitoring components of a portfolio of infrastructure projects.
Provide environmental design inputs to the infrastructure development team to ensure compliance with regulatory and project-specific environmental requirements.
Play a lead role in acquiring environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies in support of infrastructure projects.
Prepare and oversee the implementation of a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as EMPs, environmental protection plans, and environmental work plans.
Work with project development teams – including proponents, regulators, designers, and construction personnel – to address environmental management and protection measures during project planning and implementation.
Excellent problem-solving skills to ensure compliance through creative solutions within an active construction work environment.
Experience working successfully with heavy civil design and construction teams.
Experience obtaining permits, licenses, and approvals from local, provincial, and federal authorities in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents to ensure and/or enforce project-specific compliance.
Ability to interpret and provide environmental inputs to detailed engineering drawings.
Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills.
Comfortable issuing stop-work orders and independently implementing controls necessary to protect the environment during non-compliance events.
Education and Experience:
B.Tech, B.Sc., or P. Eng. in environmental sciences, appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta or BC, and at least five years of experience managing environmental aspects of infrastructure development projects.
Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure development projects.
Experience working in large, multi-disciplinary teams is essential.
Experience managing a range of environmental disciplines (air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, archaeology, First Nations, etc.) is an asset.
Experience working on highway transportation projects is an asset.
Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
Ability/interest to work in the field.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to
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